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Austerity cuts fuelling suicide timebomb, MP warns

Mar 2nd, 2015 by

Government urged to close gaps in suicide prevention provision across the country or risk rising number of deaths

England faces a “ticking timebomb” of suicides because of a lack of funding and a failure to roll out a nationwide prevention strategy – a problem that the government is “choosing to ignore”, a leading parliamentarian has warned.

On the eve of the latest suicide data for the UK, Madeleine Moon, chair of the all-party parliamentary group for suicide and self-harm prevention (APPG), said a third of local authorities in England had no suicide action plan.

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